Subject: Re: ext2fs is in the tree
To: None <>
From: Manuel BOUYER <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/11/1997 18:24:06
On Jun 11, Perry E. Metzger wrote
> Manuel, one question:
> Linux's ext2fs has a serious flaw in it -- it does not do synchronous
> metadata writes, ever. You derived our ext2fs from ffs -- does that
> mean that we properly do synchronous metadata writes,

Yes. If it appears that in some conditions metadata are not written
synchronously, this is a bug.
However, the "-o async" option is available.

> and can claim to
> do ext2fs better than Linux does?

We do ext2fs slower, but safer ... This now depend on what you call
"better" :)

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI.       
     {Net,Free}BSD: 21 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference